Griezmann is not 'enjoying' playing for Barcelona, according to scout

‘You see there are problems’: Antoine Griezmann is not ‘enjoying’ playing for Barcelona, according to the scout that discovered the France forward

  • Scout Eric Olhats discovered Griezmann when he was 13 years old in France 
  • The 29-year-old has struggled since his £107m summer move to Barcelona
  • Olhats believes the France forward could do much more at the Nou Camp

The scout who discovered Antoine Griezmann says he has been saddened by his struggles at Barcelona. 

Eric Olhats discovered Griezmann when he was 13 years old in Macon, France and set up a trial at Spanish side Real Sociedad.

Griezmann played 201 times for Sociedad, scoring 52 goals before moving on to Atletico Madrid and then Barcelona.

Antoine Griezmann has struggled to justify his controversial £107m move to Barcelona

However, the 29-year-old has struggled to justify his controversial €120 million (£107m) summer move, with just eight goals in 26 games.

‘When he left Atletico Madrid, I was sad to see the controversy that there was. It really affected me,’ Olhats told Mundo Deportivo.

‘I can understand why he would want to sign for Barcelona. Barca is Barca.

‘Other players and friends said that his game was going to fit in and adapt very well to the way Barca play, tiki-taka and all that, but I don’t like his performances.

The scout who discovered Griezmann says he has been saddened by his struggles at Barcelona

‘You see that there are problems, that he isn’t enjoying it.’

Olhats believes Griezmann could do more at the Nou Camp.

‘It hurts me because I know what he is capable of doing,’ he said.

‘He can give much more and he doesn’t say anything. He tried to do it without saying anything.

‘It seems that he does not receive as many passes from the other players, or as much from the boss.’

 


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